Delinquent Merced water bills have been piling since COVID began. What’s being done?

Oct 22, 2021

More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted state and local leaders to cut residents a break on their water bills, Merced’s delinquent payments have piled up to the tune of more than a half million dollars. 

The ongoing moratorium was discussed by the City Council during their regular Monday meeting, and it’s still unclear what action the city will take — and when it will be taken.

By a vote of 6-1, the council Monday punted on making a decision on the issue until Dec. 20. The total is estimated at $587,408 in unpaid water bills, city officials said.

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